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64" rears are in!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    got the 64's in tonight:D i was hoping to get the 56's in the front also, but got off on another tangent this morning.(pulling seat- floor mat- seat belts etc.) you can see in pic the old front hanger mount, 22 inches forward from stock. rear hanger mount moved about 10. if i leave 6 inches of frame rail behind rear hanger i can still hack 15 inches off rear frame:hack:

    Copy of spring swap2 011.jpg
     
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    what is the wheelbase gonna be?
     
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    if i left the front stock it would be 118" i will gain 2 inches for sure with the front spring swap. i may also use zero rates i have lying around to push front forward total 3-1/2 inches so ballpark 122" max:D
     
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    why no shackle flip?
     
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    rears are 5" lift!
     
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    working in the hay barn eh?? hope your not using torches......
     
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    no torches but grinding the rivet heads off i had to be careful. so far 60 in think!:D
     
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    You're going to have some serious drive line angles there aren't you??
     
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    yes, i can see they're lift springs, but i was wondering why you used lift springs rather than a shackle flip.
     
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    you mean when it flexes? maybe, i will be running 1410 shafts so that should help. net lift should be 5 inches or less so hopefully not too bad!
     
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    a few reasons. by the time i bought the flip,bought used springs and replaced bushings i have about the same into the springs. i can also use the stock shackle setup. do shackle flips flex more or just lift? i may be giving up a little flex with a lift spring but believe me these things flex:D you can push down on rear frame rails and compress the springs a bunch! right or wrong this is the direction i am heading in so i will have input all the way. so far i am happy with results! getting ready to do the 56" front swap right now:hack: hope to get it in and get pics up tonight:D
     

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